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Kofuku-ji Temple

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48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Need to pass through a section of deers before arriving at Kofukuji Temple, 5-storey Pagoda and Nan'en-dō. Next to Kofukuji there is Sarusawa Pond, do make a visit to the pond.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZestyZandy
Reviewed yesterday

Kofuku-ji is beautiful and one of the largest pagodas in Japan, but if you see it after the Todai-ji and its Great Buddha, you may be underwhelmed. Visit it first so that you fully appreciate it. Walk through the Kofuku-ji complex on your way to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MelissaPeery
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to see the giant Buddha as our first stop in Nara, we found this temple a bit underwhelming. Yes, it had pleasant grounds and a nice pagoda, but it didn’t have the wow factor.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and structure filled with stories and history. Would definitely suggest this to friends visiting and will come again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joshuaemd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple has a great deal of history associated to it in the Kyoto/Nara area. It is very old and if interested an important site to be visited

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main hall of Kofuku-ji has been restored and opened for public while the nearby structures were also very attractive for photo-taking by visitors. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice temple to take pics. The 5 floors pagode is typical of japanese monuments. a lot of tourists there but if you are in Nara stop there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ghorbelma
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Great spot for great photos. We did this at the end of a long day in Nara and we glad we saw it. We didn’t enter the temple

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DoretteV
Reviewed October 31, 2018

One of the important temples in Nara. The buildings are well maintained. Many are visiting the main hall that has been restored recently.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Soh S
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This was our last stop on our day trip to Nara. Unfortunately it was a bit late in the day to go inside the temples, but we were still able to admire the exterior, In quite good condition - probably some recent restoration work.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Daniel-s-Daddy
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Response from RoadToErudition | Reviewed this property |
No on going up. They arent meant for viewing that way, mores the pity.
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